Hearing Aid Counter
Since January 2009 Our Help America Hear Program has provided
People with hearing aids
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Mitch Shapiro's Message
It’s hard to imagine a world without vision and/or hearing yet it can happen to anyone at any time due to traumatic or genetic circumstances. It is life altering and does not discriminate.
I know firsthand as I live life with Usher Syndrome, the leading cause of deaf-blindness. I have worn hearing aids for 50 years and now have two cochlear implants, my vision loss is at a point where I do not see objects, colors and cannot read. From conversations with many individuals across the country, many people simply give up on living life to the best of their abilities. I could not have imagined the impact of their absence…the countless ways in which the loss of sight and sound would steal my independence and enjoyment of life.
Being blind and deaf is not life threatening – it certainly is, however, life altering. As the population ages, more and more people may soon be forced to live without one or more senses.
One of the most important things I have learned through my personal experience is that there is only one way to move – forward….. "One step at a time."
This is the approach we follow at The Foundation For Sight & Sound. We know we cannot cure the many causes of blindness and deafness, nor are we capable of removing all obstacles. What we CAN DO is create innovative programs, like our signature program Help America Hear, which provide the tools necessary for inclusion not isolation in society, opening the doors to those who have been shut-out for far too long.
In many ways, I have been incredibly fortunate. Through my work with Foundation For Sight & Sound, I have been given the opportunity to work with some incredibly dedicated & beautiful people. We have formed an organization that envisions a world without limitations and, I am immensely proud of what the Foundation has accomplished so far – but our journey has just begun.
Please join us in our mission. Let’s take the next step forward, together.
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